• You can’t dampen our enthusiasm!

    You can’t dampen our enthusiasm!

    You can’t dampen our enthusiasm! There was an appropriately biblical deluge during my recent site visit to historic St Peter’s Church in Bywell, between Newcastle and Hexham, with fund-raising colleague Katherine Williams. Fortunately, our meetings were inside; nevertheless, the rain thundering on the roof threatened to drown out our words once or twice! We’ve been…

  • Turner on the Tyne

    Turner on the Tyne

    Turner on the Tyne I was delighted to attend the preview for the fabulous new JMW Turner exhibition – Art, Industry & Nostalgia – at the Laing in Newcastle yesterday. There was a real buzz around the event, as this is the first time that Turner’s The Fighting Temeraire has been to the north of…

  • Big news for Bailiffgate

    Big news for Bailiffgate

    Big news for Bailiffgate Bailiffgate Museum & Art Gallery has just been awarded development funding of £197,000 by The National Lottery Heritage Fund to begin their move to the historic Northumberland Hall in Alnwick’s market place. This gives the team the exciting opportunity to draw up detailed plans for revitalising the Grade I listed building,…

  • OOT & ABOOT comes home

    OOT & ABOOT comes home

    OOT & ABOOT comes home I’m delighted to announce that OOT & ABOOT, the interactive oral-history-based touring exhibition about beautiful Coquetdale in Northumberland, has found a permanent home. Many of the stories, objects and interactives, which were Highly Commended in Association for Heritage Interpretation’s 2023 Engaging People Awards, are now part of the local history…